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Spring bulbs | Tulips Tulip red / white


Of all the bulbous plants, the tulip is without a doubt the most popular. Tulips are grown on an extremely large scale, especially in the Netherlands where their history goes back to the end of the sixteenth century. That was when the first tulips were noticed growing in the vicinity of Leiden. Now, more than 400 years later, billions of tulips are being cultivated, the vast majority of them being exported from Holland.

Double your viewing pleasure with these extraordinary double-flowered tulips that resemble peonies. When planted in large groups, the effect is sensational. Exceptionally large blooms measure a full 4" across and are long lasting. A treasure in any cutting garden! Double late tulips perform exceptionally well in regions having cold winters and late springs.

There are few bulbous plants easier to bring into flower than tulips. Please make sure the soil has a good drainage, it’s important especially for tulip bulbs. Without proper drainage, tulip bulbs cannot root properly and may even rot over the winter. In this case, even if shoots emerge, they are weakened and very susceptible to disease. If possible, it is advisable not to plant tulips in the same location in the garden year after year. A sunny location is desirable but a certain amount of shadiness is tolerated. Tall cultivars must be planted in a somewhat sheltered location. Depending on the climatic zone, tulips should be planted from late September to late December.

PLANTING LOCATION : Sun/semi-shade

PLANTING : September-December

PLANTING DEPTH : 6 inch (15 cm)

PLANTING DISTANCE : 4 inch (10 cm)

FLOWERS IN : April-May

FLOWERING HEIGHT : Approx. 20 inch (50 cm)

Easy to grow

1. Select an area with full sun or semi-shade
2. Dig a hole 6 inches (15 cm) deep
3. Place the bulb in the hole, with pointed side up
4. Space bulbs 4 inches (10 cm) apart
5. Cover with soil and water thoroughly

Planting tips

Plant in groups of 5 or more, in well-drained soil. Bulbs will benefit from a handful of compost added to the planting holes.

Planting time zone

Hardiness Zones 3-8